Christianity and Liberalism

What Theologians Are Saying

  • “In J. Gresham Machen, God gave the church an inimitable champion of biblical orthodoxy and gospel clarity...Machen is one of American evangelicalism's most important 20th–century thinkers.” —Russell Moore
  • “J. Gresham Machen was a man of his times, enmeshed in protracted and penetrating conflict over the triumphant liberalism of his day. He was also a man who transcended his times, because he undertook, with rare learning and clear–sighted understanding, the defense of the faith 'once for all entrusted to God's holy people' (Jude 3). His Christianity and Liberalism, for instance, written almost a century ago, still sounds amazingly prophetic...Machen is always worth reading.” —D. A. Carson
  • “J. Gresham Machen was one of the best thinkers and writers among Reformed theologians before his untimely death on New Year's Day of 1937....Machen's writing is always crisp and clear, without any compromise of cogent argument....When Machen finishes dealing with an unbelieving argument, I always feel that there is nothing more to be said on the unbelieving side.” —John Frame
  • “J. Gresham Machen was one of the most prescient and courageous Christian theologians of the early 20th century. During his life, Machen was a clear and consistent voice for Christian orthodoxy and evangelical truth in the face of liberalism...Machen's works are as relevant now as they were when they were first written.” —Albert Mohler
  • “I have read Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen multiple times for multiple reasons. Each time has been a blessing for my life and ministry. As I now read this anniversary edition I am astonished at how relevant it is for the challenges facing the evangelical and reformed church today. It is only enhanced through the insightful essays provided by the faculty of Westminster Seminary. You must read it and read all of it!” —Harry Reeder III


  • 18 essays by former and current Westminster faculty
  • Original photographs from Machen's life and context
  • Updated Scripture and name index

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